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Welcome to venticool!

venticool is the international ventilative cooling platform launched in October 2012 to accelerate the uptake of ventilative cooling  by raising awareness, sharing experience and steering research and development efforts in the field of ventilative cooling. The platform supports better guidance for the appropriate implementation of ventilative cooling strategies as well as adequate credit for such strategies in building regulations. The platform philosophy is to pull resources together and to avoid duplicating efforts to maximize the impact of existing and new initiatives. venticool will join forces with organizations with significant experience and/or well identified in the field of ventilation and thermal comfort like AIVC (www.aivc.org) and REHVA (www.rehva.eu).

The platform was officially launched during the 33rd AIVC-2nd TightVent conference in Copenhagen, Oct. 10-11 2012 hosting 4 topical sessions on ventilative cooling. It has been initiated by INIVE EEIG with (International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance) with the financial and/or technical support of its partners.

Ventilative cooling in energy performance legislations

Because of their increasing weight on building design options, energy performance regulations have undoubtedly become key market drivers. This is a specific concern for ventilative cooling strategies as they require rather mature assessment methods for thermal comfort and ventilation losses to be correctly accounted for. In fact, adequate credit for ventilative cooling should account for thermal comfort criteria as well as ideally, indoor air quality, visual comfort, and noise. It should reflect the effective cooling potential which greatly varies within a single day, calling for rather sophisticated calculations seldom used in regulations. The good news is that CEN standards (in particular, EN 15251 and EN 15242) provide methods that could fill the gap. In any case, this will be a clear focus area of the ventilative cooling platform.

Favorite Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate in Buildings is out! Edition of November 2019

The November 2019 issue of the “Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate in Buildings” newsletter has just been released. This monthly online newspaper contains relevant information on the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), the building and ductwork airtightness platform (TightVent Europe), the international platform on ventilative cooling (venticool),  the Indoor Environmental Quality – Global Alliance (IEQ-GA), the Dynastee platform & EU relevant information

The paper is available at the first week of every month at: http://news.inive.org/

We would like to encourage you to subscribe to get informed on a regular basis on our platforms’ activities.

Favorite Call for abstracts for the 41st AIVC – ASHRAE – IAQ – 9th TightVent & 7th venticool joint Conference | 14-16 September 2020 Athens, Greece

The 41st AIVC – ASHRAE IAQ joint Conference “IAQ 2020: Indoor Environmental Quality Performance Approaches Transitioning from IAQ to IEQ” will be held during the 14th & 16th of September 2020 in Athens, Greece. It will be a joint event combined with the 9th TightVent and the 7th venticool conferences.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has been the core of ASHRAE’S IAQ series of conferences for the past 30 years. This conference will expand from Indoor Air Quality to Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). IEQ includes air quality, thermal comfort, acoustics, and illumination and their interactions. The particular focus of this conference is on performance approaches including the metrics, systems, sensors and norms necessary to implement them.

Conference topics

  • Health and Well-being: Appropriate technical and operational definitions
  • Performance Metrics: For all aspects of IEQ
  • Interactions: Interactions between IEQ parameters
  • Occupant Behavior: How behavior impacts IEQ and how IEQ impacts behavior – psychological dimensions of IEQ
  • Smart Sensors and Big Data: Sensor properties, data management, cybersecurity, applications
  • Smart Controls: Equipment properties, commissioning, equivalence
  • Resilience and IEQ: Responding to climate change and disasters
  • Ventilation: Mechanical, passive, natural and hybrid systems
  • Air Tightness: Trends, methods and impacts
  • Thermal Comfort: Dynamic approaches, health impacts and trends
  • Policy and Standards: Trends, impacts, implications

Deadlines

  • Submission of abstract, December 9, 2019
  • Notification of decision on abstract, February 12, 2020
  • Submission of complete manuscript, April 17, 2020
  • Final acceptance, June 12 2020

Keynote Speakers

  • Philomena Bluyssen, Professor of Indoor Environment, TU Delft
  • Richard de Dear, Ph.D., Director, Indoor Environmental Quality Laboratory, University of Sydney
  • Mariana Figuiero, Director of the Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Dr. Benjamin Jones, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham
  • Cath Noakes, PhD, FIMechE, FIHEEM, Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings, University of Leeds
  • Stephanie Taylor MD, M Architecture, CIC, FRSPH(UK), MCABE, Taylor Healthcare Consulting, Inc.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is open at: https://www.conftool.org/IAQ2020/

Registration

Registration is not yet open. Once open, a link will be available here

For more information, please visit https://www.ashrae.org/conferences/topical-conferences/indoor-environmental-quality-performance-approaches or contact meetings@ashrae.org.

Favorite AIVC – venticool – TightVent 2019 joint Conference Programme available! Register now!

The final programme for the joint 40th AIVC, 8th TightVent & 6th venticool conference “From Energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate – 40 years of AIVC” to be held on October 15-16, 2019 in Ghent, Belgium is now available.

There will be a total of 13 topical sessions:

  1. 40 years of AIVC
  2. Bedroom ventilation, IAQ and sleep
  3. Better implementation of ventilative cooling (cooling of buildings using outside air as main source) in national (building) standards, legislation and compliance tools
  4. Controlling moisture for improved IAQ
  5. EPBD 2018/844/EU Article 19a feasibility study on the “inspection of stand-alone ventilation systems”
  6. Ventilation design and control in residences – current challenges, innovative solutions and case studies gathered by IEA-EBC Annex 68
  7. EBC Annex 78 – Supplementing Ventilation with Gas-phase Air Cleaning, Implementation and Energy Implications
  8. EBC Annex 80 – Resilient Cooling
  9. Integrating uncertainties due to wind and stack effect in declared airtightness results
  10. Model based control and concepts for ventilation systems
  11. Performance-based assessment methods for ventilation systems
  12. IEA EBC Annex 79: What information do we need for occupant-centric building design and operation?
  13. When the EPR hits the fan, or…the killing of the fan energy

Keynote presentations & speakers

  • Building for People & Performance. Achieving Operational Excellence, Darryl K. Boyce, ASHRAE President, USA
  • Facing the global overheating through mitigation and adaptation technologies – the role of ventilation, Mattheos Santamouris, UNSW, Australia           
  • CurieuzeNeuzen: Monitoring air quality together with 20.000 citizens, Sam de Craemer, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Industry views on the future of ventilation, Yves Lambert, EVIA, Belgium
  • IAQ and energy performance GHG emission: how to translate to occupiers and landlords, Frank Hovorka, REHVA President, France
  • Ventilative Cooling– Time for large scale implementation, Per Heiselberg, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Evolution of ventilation strategies in air-conditioned buildings in Singapore – IAQ and Energy perspectives, Chandra Sekhar, National University of Singapore, Singapore

The detailed programme is now available at: https://www.aivc2019conference.org/uploads/files/AIVC2019_Programme_Web_links.pdf

Online registration will be open until Thursday October 10, 2019

On-site registration will be possible during the whole event.

To proceed with your on line registration please visit: https://www.aivc.org/40th-aivc

For further information and updates visit us at: https://www.aivc2019conference.org